Warren Village is an organization founded in 1974 located in Denver, Colorado that provides affordable housing and other services to single parents and their children who are poverty-stricken and lack housing. Ana Blair is a single mom who has children and is one of the individuals who has taken advantage of the services provided at Warren Village to get back on her feet and even pursue higher education; she just recently graduated from Pima Medical Institute’s veterinary assistant program and is currently pursuing a bachelor’s degree in health administration.
In addition to assistance with college education, Warren Village provides very low-cost housing, financial education, and mental health services–the goal is to help single parents and their families increase their incomes enough to help them become self-sufficient. The demand for Warren Village’s services has grown exponentially since the COVID-19 pandemic began, especially with the effects of inflation. The rising cost of food, rent, and utilities has forced many homeless single parents to seek food and shelter in other places as well.
Warren Village has about 70 full time employees and an annual budget of about $7.1 million. The housing that it provides costs either $25 per month or 30% of a person’s income per month, depending on whether that person is currently employed or not.